It's true, I sewed all weekend.
I am so happy :))
I rarely have the chance to sit and sew an entire weekend!
When I saw the fat quarter shop had a new pre-cut fabric,
I had to get my hands on one.
It's called the
A 5" x 10" bar of sweet fabric goodness.
I don't know about you but the name "jolly bar"
made me think of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.
I half expected to find a golden ticket inside...
I am a big fan of decorating through the year.
I know, I know, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming....
but the fabric Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais was available and I thought,
"cool, I can make a 4th of July Patriot wall-hanging out of it".
So I set out to use the most of my Jolly Bar.
I modified the rectangles slightly by cutting a 1/2" here or there.
I used the left overs for a pieced back.
The 'center' of the back is Minnick and Simpson's Lexington Stars.
I sewed the top on Saturday, pieced the batting and the backing, and quilted it on Sunday.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy binding yet nor do I have a suitable print at this house.
At any rate, I love how it turned out.
I have already packed it in my suitcase bound for home where it will be proudly displayed on my dining room table.
There are other fabric lines featured in a Jolly Bar as well
and each have a free quick quilt pattern sent with them.
Check the Fat Quarter Shop for more info.